Jurors were to resume deliberation today in the...


October 02, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- Jurors were to resume deliberation today in the first-degree murder trial of Roger Stump, the Middle River man charged in the slaying 16 years ago of 10-year-old Adam E.


Jurors deliberated for a little more than an hour yesterday before going home in the afternoon.

Stump is accused of strangling the boy and submerging his body, in the Hawthorne area of Middle River, with his comforter and orange bicycle. Prosecutors said the killing was racially motivated. Stump is white, and the boy was biracial. Stump did not take the witness stand.

Police search for woman charged with 2 robberies


PIKESVILLE -- County police are looking for a 22-year-old woman charged in two recent street robberies involving elderly women -- one Sept. 21, in the first block of Slade Ave., and another Monday, in the 4000 block of Seven Mile Lane.

The charges came after a woman tried to use a stolen credit card at a Towson department store and was followed to a car by a store detective. Police obtained warrants charging Melissa D. Fisher of the 2500 block of N. Rosedale St. with the crimes, and are searching for the woman.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-887-2198.

After giving blood, donors will be treated to dinner


DUNDALK -- Blood donors will to be treated to a spaghetti dinner from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Chapter 451, Vietnam Veterans of America, 6401 Beckley St. in Holabird Industrial Park.

Health professionals will direct the donation process. Donors must be 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health.

Information: 410-633-0857.

Police and the state's attorney's office have begun to aggressively target people who buy handguns and then resell them to convicted felons, an illegal practice known as "straw purchases."

Police announced the office's first case yesterday. They charged a 36-year-old man with buying three weapons from a Fells Point gun shop and selling them to a felon who used them to protect his drug business. Felons are barred from buying or possessing guns. "We want to track how guns get into the hands of criminals," said Lt. John Foster of the Violent Crimes Task Force.

The felon and the man who sold him the guns were arrested last week and are being held without bail at the Central Booking and Intake Center.

Promotion office seeking Thanksgiving parade groups

The Baltimore Office of Promotion is seeking children's vTC groups, pep squads, marching units and floats to participate in the downtown Thanksgiving parade that steps off at 11 a.m. Nov. 21.

The deadline for applications is Nov. 2. Information: 410-752-8632.

Mercy High Footlighters to stage one-act plays

Mercy High School's Footlighters will present two one-act plays, "While Shakespeare Slept" and "Sherlock Holmes and a Near Case of Murder," at 7: 30 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31 at the school, 1300 E. Northern Parkway.

Admission is $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Information: 410-433-8880.

Pub Date: 10/02/98

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